Actor Charlie Sheen has been cast to play the President of the United States in the upcoming film Machete Kills.
Director Robert Rodriguez announced the casting on Thursday in a tweet that read, “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…”
Sheen shared the news with his own Twitter followers, writing: “My Fellow Americans!”
A spokesperson for Sheen confirmed that he is in negotiations for the role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard and Mel Gibson, is a sequel to the 2010 film Machete and is slated for a 2013 release.
Sheen’s new TV show Anger Management premieres on FX June 28, 2012.